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Anyone have a gallery of the steps involved in taking everything off of the frame so that it can be painted?
 

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sorta... it's not well organized but i've got a bunch of pics of my s4's dissassembly here:

http://www.ducatipipemod.com/s4/pics/teardown
hey strati...sweet man!
I just looked at all those pics....cool...
How long did it take you?

You powdered your frame red right?...i think i remember seeing your bike with the red frame...

That swing arm a pain in the arse to remove?...looks like it could be a bit tedious...remember i was wonderin before in another thread about swappin swingarms for an aluminum 900 swingarm...

later....
 
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i tore the bike down methodically over a couple days after work. as cluttered/messy as the scene looks in most of the pics, i was really anal about labelling EVERYTHING to associate which bolt went with which part, etc... bagged stuff in groups, boxed other stuff in other groups.
the swingarm isn't that difficult to remove at all IF you take note of the pinchbolts you see me working on here:

http://www.ducatipipemod.com/s4/pics/teardown/IMG_0151.jpg

there's one on either side of swingarm. they pinch the pivot rod so it doesn't drift out of the motor. here's what one looks like removed:

http://www.ducatipipemod.com/s4/pics/teardown/IMG_0153.JPG
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http://www.ducatipipemod.com/s4/pics/teardown/IMG_0154.JPG

other than that, no big deal so long as the rest of the bike's secured and the weight's accounted for.

note that your '99 is a bit different so i'm not sure if it all applies, but it's a guide at least.
 
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I laugh every time I see those pics with the bike being torn down in the living room! :D
 
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I laugh every time I see those pics with the bike being torn down in the living room! :D
yeah, my wife laughed (a psychotic, break-point kinda laugh) the whole time too. which brings to the table the question:

"where's 'phaseIII' going to happen"? hrm...
 
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